Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Coastal Cabana In Color Sample

Hi Stampers! 

It's the day before Thanksgiving and all of New Jersey is a stormy mess!  This storm is just a drop in the bucket compared to those fickle ladies who have stormed the state over the last few years.  I can guarantee you that the weather is not going to stop all of us from getting ready for Turkey Day!  I know that I have an evening of cupcake baking ahead of me when I get home from work. :-)

I wish that I had had the time to make a special Thanksgiving project for today's post, but due to the move I am just finally settling in to my craft room and have really been focusing on those projects for the next big holiday. 

So instead of turkey, I bring you fish!  :-)

This was the card sample that I had included with my Coastal Cabana In Color Club packet.  Every year, beginning in June, I run an In Color Club.  Each month, for 5 months, those who join In Color Club get a packet of ink, cardstock, and embellishments all in one of the new In Colors.  It's an affordable way to build your stamping stash and collect all of the new colors released every June.  Each packet also includes a card sample showcasing that month's color.

I used the By The Tide stamp set for this sample.  You can't really see it in the picture, but for the coral, I first stamped it in Coastal Cabana.  Then, using my Stampamajig, I stamped over the coral again in Versamark ink and heat embossed with the Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  I love the Iridescent Ice embossing powder because it adds sparkle without the mess of glitter.

Stampin' Supplies:
Card Stock: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana
Stamps: By The Tide, Express Yourself (hostess)
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Versamark
Punches: Decorative Label
Other: Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Stampamajig, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Dimensionals

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I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Blog Candy and Christmas Collectibles Swap Card

Hi Stampers!

Today is my 200th post!  I'm so excited! In honor of my 200th, I'm sharing with you the card that is probably my favorite out of all of the Christmas cards I have made this year.  I also have some blog make sure you scroll down and learn how you can have a chance to win!

I made this card for a swap that I participated in on Stampin' Connection - the Stampin' Up! demonstrator community.  I always like Christmas cards in non-traditional colors.  The new In Colors are all just so pretty and I thought that this color combo really gave a wintry feel.


I used my two way glue pen and the new silver glitter to make my ornaments sparkle!

A punched strip of Silver glimmer paper adds some more glitz and sponging around the edges of the punched pieces gives added dimension.

Stampin' Supplies:
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar, Silver Glimmer
Designer Series Paper: 2013-2015 In Color Stack
Stamps: Christmas Collectibles, Be Very Merry
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding
Punches: Decorative Label, Large Oval, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Christmas Ornament
Other: Sponge Daubers, Silver Glitter, Linen Thread


I have a Sweet Moments Simply Set card kit to give away to one lucky blog reader!  This kit contains enough supplies to create 8 cards!

You can get up to three chances to win:

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If you have qualified for all three chances, please make sure that you leave three individual comments on this post.  I will be doing a random number generator and you want to be sure to have your name in 3 times!

The contest will run until December 2nd, 2013 8:00PM EST.  I will use a random number generator to pick a winner.  The winner will be announced on the blog on Dec. 3rd so be sure to check back here to see if you are a winner!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Festive Flurry Swap Card

Hi Stampers!

Today I have a holiday card for you that I made for a card swap I had participated in a few weeks ago.  Don't you just love the Festive Flurries Stamp Set and coordinating Framelits?  I do! You can order them as a bundle and save 15%, which I love even more!

I stamped the snowflake image using the Encore Metallic Ink Pad in silver and then used my heat tool to dry the ink.  It's a thicker type of ink so it takes longer to dry than the standard ink pads.  I just cut the image out with the coordinating framelit, sponged the edges with Coastal Cabana ink and popped it up on some Dimensionals. 

Stampin' Supplies:

Designer Series Paper: Winter Frost Specialty
Ink: Island Indigo, Encore Silver Metallic

Friday, November 15, 2013

New Photopolymer Stamp Set - Eye Catching Ikat

Hi Everyone! 

Just quickly popping in to let you know about a new photopolymer stamp set that Stampin' Up! is releasing today.  It's a fun, pattern building set called Eye Catching Ikat!  Since this set is made out of the clear photopolymer, you can easily create patterns without the use of a Stampamajig! 

Here are the 12 stamps included in the set.

Here are some samples featured on the Stampin' Up! website using this stamp set!

Item #134624
Price: $13.95

12 Stamps for $13.95 is a steal!  Order yours today on my online shop: